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is an ordinance amending the health code diskloeging landlord's prohibition of smoking in residential rental units. >> this item is sponsored by me. this is the smoke free housing disclosure policy. it's a common sense measure for maximum notification of smoke free units in our multi unit buildings. so, colleagues, i'm asking for your support. i think this is important because it's bringing together not only tenant organizations but also the landlord organizations, the san francisco apartment association, with the mission sro collaborative which was the major impetus with other tenant organizations in supporting this to create stronger public health policies and to limit second hand smoke in multi unit buildings. the hazards as we said before of second hand smoke is well documented. there's no safe exposure level, it's cancer-causing, it's toxic, it leads to thousands and thousands of deaths each year and by limiting access to second hand smoke, it's protecting people's health. also, when people live in close proximity to units where there are smokers in apartment buildings or multi unit buildi
but transfer that to our country of the united states so i know they're going to start those events in washington dc with their celebrations but let us san francisco celebrate -- mayor aleato and our wonderful history here and allow us to do a preliminary launch and so that's what we're attempting to do tonight and celebrate with you this launch of italian culture. it's very meaningful for us to did that year. we have a lot to celebrate. let me just say that painters, scrptdures, poets, musicians, designers, mathematicians, great architects of the italian country have come here to san francisco. we have experienced so much of the italian talent here in san francisco. that's why we wanted to be celebrating here and i am so glad to be joined not only by senator leno and assembly man amaino and david chiu and scott wiener as well. they all want to get in on this great celebration because it's wonderful for our city. i have often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of
active on this issue, but the united states supreme court several times ago actually issued a ruling that really limited the due process rights in civil commitments, and really look at it, contemplated it as an extension of the existing criminal sentence. and so, but it hasn't stopped the litigation but there is a lot of work that needs to be done still on civil commitment issues. and so it's kind of an ongoing project, and is in a host of different context, another talk by specific context, but this people, people civilly committed for mental because of mental illness. and there are a range of issues that the aclu has been working on with partner groups to actually address and raise the due process concerns about civil commitment. >> can you explain something about the philosophy behind incarceration, and why, what is the idea behind isolating a person so acutely? >> so, aside from the campaign to end overincarceration, the aclu likes of the campaigns, but another one is a campaign to stop the use of solitary or at least significantly curb its use. we've been very active the last se
, wicked, jekyll & hyde all getting together at the end of this month raise money for the united way. >> bill: good for them. good for them. thank you dan. yes, indeed, an historic day at the white house. i got out of my sickbed to go down for the announcement in the east room. president obama coming out at 1:10 and announcing the final two members of the national security team. last week he nominated john kerry, a great choice to be secretary of state. yesterday, he presented to the world his next two picks. >> obama: to help meet the challenges of our time, i'm proud to announce my choice for two key members of my national security team. chuck hagel for secretary of defense and john brennan for directorror of the central intelligence agency. >> bill: the president was adamant in his praise of hagel who the president befriended when he was a member of the senate traveled with him to iraq and afghanistan, got to know him as independent centrist moderate, republican. and was willing to stand up to the leaders of his own party and say they were wrong. originally voted for the war in ir
. on the other hand i do not feel in my heart, that the hypothetical fiscal crisis for the united states is still many years in the future. it is not something that is about to crop up on us now. the world is sending us a signal with incredibly low interest rates. that is making it easier for us to remain our relatively profitable status. -- relatively profligate ways. we have the power to get back on a trajectory that works. it is the usual thing of how you do hard things. in your personal life you know about the urgent pile and the important pile and the challenges you get caught up doing. the same thing happened at the federal level. the urgent stuff, the crises are what get attention. that is the way we haven't been in fiscal policy. -- we have been making fiscal policy. we do have moments when something gets addressed. we look forward to more support? it is giving me the political and cons addition we have. -- consolation that we huff. one of the things we should encourage is to show some leadership. now there are three more crises lined up. assuming we have survived though can also show som
in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. >> going to the next agenda item, are there any communications? >> the first is a communication from the director of the department of elections or to certifying the official election of the order supervisors. districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. and have been declared elected to that office. supervisor: mar, chiu, breed, campos, avalos. the second communication is a communication from the controller renewing the certification of the bond for the newly elected in the elected members of the board of supervisors. >> we will now proceed to the oath of office. >> i would like to welcome and introduce the honorable cynthia ming-mei lee, presiding judge, supuerior court of california. who will administer the oath of office to the following individuals: david campos eric mar john avaols myself mornam yee london breed. >> judge lee: good to be here. please come forward. would the sup
smoking designation of the unit in residential vacancy unit and to any applicant prior to entering into a lease agreement. owners must provide a list to rental applicants who are offered the unit showing the designation of all units in the building that are smoking optional and the list will be updated and available to all tenants. while we took on this unit to make it safer for tenants with health problems. >> let me ask you to try to wrap up as quick as you can. >> thank you. so we've made sure that leases can't be changed mid-tenancy to protect tenant protection. in conclusion, the disclosure policy gives tenants an opportunity to make an informed choice. i want to thank supervisor mar and supervisor campos for sponsoring the legislation and i urge you to pass it on to the entire board with your full support. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors, i am ben chafer, i work with kendra at the sro collaborative. when we were conducting the surveys in the summer and fall in 2011 we found the majority of people, overwhelmingly, 4 out of 5 were in favor of the
. this was a chronology, and when the united states government announced large-scale resettlement of iraqis in 2007, we immediately looked at what should we be doing in light of this particular population, which was different, the nation out of we've not been reselling a great deal. we look at what enhancement we could bring on board that would address this new population. and that's when we create the partnership with dod. initially that was iraqi focused. later when we work with the national -- >> was this in 2007? >> 2007. later when we identified additional capacity a new partnership, that initially was focus on iraq at because but we learn by doing that was learned that heightened level of checks which was initially oriented towards iraqi applicants, we expand to applicants of all nationality. so really we use the iraqi program to raise the bar across the board for other nationalities. >> there was some 20, 25,000 a year for a features are coming out of iraq. is that about right? >> i believe the high point is 18,000. >> i mean, that still 18,000 a year. did you have the resources and capacity to
-nonsense style. tim ignite her has said he will not stick around for a second term. the united states had s just about a month away from hitting the so-called debt ceiling the point where the government can't pay bills. the next treasury-secretary is key to make sure that doesn't happened but lew's intelligence on is raising red flags. during the last debt ceiling battle, lew clashed with the g.o.p. now he'll face some of those same lawmakers could be a very tough confirmation battle. what did the white house press second say about this. >> jack lew is the chief of staffed has served in a critical role for on this administration as director of the office of management and budget. a well known figure both here at the white house and throughout washington for the past four years. for more, here is jay carney. >> i would simply say that the president is obviously engaged in a process that will lead to decisions on who should fill posted or vacant. as was in the case this week with the defense department and c.i.a. and prior to that the state department, he will make announcements when he has made a
fire damage to the battery of the auxiliary power unit. remember, the auxiliary power unit is what is used to provide power to an airplane when it is parked on the tarmac, not while it's in flight so the battery unit, severe fire kagge there, and it's pretty clear, scott and maria, that we are going to see more airlines, if they haven't already, they are going to start checking their wiring on the battery unit. i just spoke with the folks out of ana in japan. they have a number of dreamliners, checked theirs overnight at the urging of the ministry of transportation in j.i just talked with united airlines. it has checked the battery power wiring on all of its dreamliners, all six of them. the "wall street journal" reports that one of them did not have the wiring done properly, so that's clearly where the investigation is headed regarding those dreamliners and the fire we saw yesterday in boston. back to you. >> thanks. certainly will continue watching that story. boeing a dreadful couple of days as a result of this and traded already more than two times its average daily volume as a
sectors. that became a place whereby these former conflicting parties could be united and to communicate with each other. >> seya never thought destiny would take her to the world's conflict zones. but it was this photo of the rwandan genocide that changed her life at 17. >> if i was taking this photo, i would have to give whatever food i had to them, but ultimately it is not the solution, so what could we do? i did not have the answer. >> reporter: so she began searching, and for 15 years she hasn't stopped. she's devoted herself to peace through many organizations, including the jccp. the group has completed dozens of missions. but seya says there are limits to the success. >> i was in somalia training the local youth for them to be able to assess the risks in their community for certain projects. during that exercise, there was a somalian lady who showed death. i felt that even if we managed to create something positive in the community, there are some situations we cannot really save everything. >> reporter: yet she carries on, knowing each project brings a glimmer of hope. when do y
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of the foreign policy of the united states and destructive of this country's historic alliance with their strongest middle east ally, israel. host: why did you call them -- what you call him socks? others call him neutral. caller: when he says you should talk with hamas, a terrorist regime, that officially is classified as a terrorist organization by the united states, when he proposes to engage with hamas, that as being soft on terrorism. when he refuses to take a position against hezbollah, as he did, i say that as being soft on hezbollah, which is also a well-recognized terrorist organization. i say he is soft on iran, the positions he has taken have been positions that would undermine our attempts to prevent iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. host: less mature -- let me get your reaction to the opinion section of "usa today" -- caller: i think obama paused val has to be carried out. i think he should have a secretary of defense who is not taking a contrary position. host: other challenges ahead for the defense secretary, whoever that may be -- this is "u.s. aid today" --
partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joining the service i spent almost my entire career in middle east and africa. one of the things that impressed me were people old enough to have lived and traveled in the united states when we had closer relations. those days are back. we had 1,700 libyans apply for fullbright grants to study in the united states th
of state. the president is considering a new job for ambassador to the united nations susan rice. may become the next national security advisor if all the appointments are confirmed. we will have carried out an almost total revamping of his national security team. >> confident that judge will be an outstanding secretary of defense and brennan will be an outstanding director of the central intelligence agency. may understand that we are only successful because of the folks up and down the line in these respective institutions. the folks on the ground who are oftentimes putting their lives at risk for us. and oftentimes removed from washington and politics. lou: some members of the party expressing consternation about his election because of controversial statements on the israeli reluctance. among the reason for that concern and in some cases outright opposition. seven of the 12 republican members of the armed services committee expressing some opposition with at least three senators already saying they will vote no. senator david fisher saying, i will be a no-vote and on the floor. so
is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, the eagle is holding arrows to show that the united states understands if you will be effective and successful in seeking peace, you must be strong. let me expand. because it only only peace but a better kind. the elimination of poverty, better lives all over the world for ourselves and other people. the arrows don't just stand for military strength but capability, they stand for the idea that the underwill try to recruit the best and most capable to apply themselves to those grand objectives. as i studied the life of christopher stevens, he embodied that and sought the grand objectives that our dwok si stands for. we gather to mourn his loss and demonstrate to his family how much we understand their grief. we also gather to celebrate the immense accomplishments this man has made for us. i picked out of my closet a tie. says on it democracy is not a spectator sport. christopher stevens was a participant. a full, strong, effective participant in his beloved democracy. chris, thank you
where he says i'm the united states senator, i took an oath to our constitution, not to israel. well, who was he saying that to? >> that's an incredible slap, eliot. >> yeah. >> i read with great interest your rendition of the story. that was an usa operation working very, very well with an israeli leader and israeli general or something like that which he closed down. but this thing what you just said now, can you repeat that? because nobody talks like that nowadays. nobody talks like that. >> right. this was an interview he did a couple of years ago where he said -- this is the one where he used the term jewish lobby. but he also said, you know, i'm a united states senator, i'm not an israeli senator and i took an oath to pour constitution. one of the problems if the senate says okay to this is what it's saying okay to really is a new level of anti-jewish rhetoric. this is something we had driven out of public life. you can disagree about policy with respect to israel, but that's a challenge of dual loyalty. >> and from what i gather, senators like chuck schumer and menendez and ot
and lesbians and issues important to the lgtb community. the president of the united states is always had the right to appoint people that he's comfortable with. he won the election. the test for confirmation should be is there any major disqualification. there isn't any. there's confusion about his record. i heard our previous panelists say he's got a problem on israel. he doesn't have a problem on israel. he's devoted to give israel $38 billion in aid over his career in the senate. he's been a strong supporter of israel. in terms of iran, he was against unilateral sanctions but strongly for and has supported multilateral sanctions, the type that are really starting to have an effect. let's take a deep breath and listen to the secretary hagel as he answers tough questions and he'll do great and he'll be confirmed. >> as we look at the second term of the president, this is the legacy term to cement what he's done already in the next four years. one thing that we have for david brooks, why hagel was picked. referencing the long game of this. chuck hagel has been nominated to supervise the
years in terms of the cost. the cost of the unit itself with replacement batteries and the replacement cups and so forth. the cost of the tasers has not been completely vetted at this point, we know roughly that each unit and it is somewhere around 1,000 a unit. >> and then the training? >> so, has this department have budgetary license to be able to make a purchase? is it in your budget already? as a line item or something that you will be coming to the board for at a later date. >> i don't believe as far as the budget currently. it would be something that obviously would have to be presented. >> in the pilot program, could not be enacted during this fiscal year. because there has not been a budgetary, allocation of having a pilot program on tasers. >> i am not 100 percent, i am not in charge of the fiscal unit. >> it would be got to get an estimate of how much it would cost. some donated, and through san francisco, for everyone or other resource and then the training hours involved. if you could give us at a later time an estimate of how much that would cost that would be helpful. >>
: the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here. i'm a united states senator, i'm not an israeli senator." hagel also opposed the nomination of james hormel as ambassador to luxembourg in 1998 because hormel was openly gay. "i think it's an inhibiting factor to be openly aggressively gay like hormel."pe he recently apologized callinggr the remarks insensitive. president obama did not spend a lot of time in the united states senator. he forged a relationship on candor and trust with hagel partially during trips to iraq and afghanistan. the president today said he'ds t always been impressed with willing to go against hagel's'd wisdom.ress hagel said he if he's confirmedst he'll do just that. >> pelley: what about the man nominated to be director of central intelligence, general brennan? will he have an easier time? >> reporter: probably an easier time. wi he's been the number one advisor for the president dealing with every terrorist plot-- real, imagined, large and small-- for w four years at the obama white house. 25 year veteran from the c.i.a., up from the ranks, substantial experience
in blight california and came to san francisco in 1955 he seived regularly in the united states army and korean war and is the father of three children two sons and one dear and i send my condole lenses out to his family he was one of my sunday schoolteachers growing up and brang donuts holes to class and making the subject matter very interesting and enjoyable and i grew up with his grandchildren and it's a great loss that san francisco has suffered in losing mr. bradford and so iggs again colleagues i hope to close out the board in his memory and this is the memory of mr. bradford. >> thank you ms. cohen. mr. chu. >>? mr. campos, thank you mr. clerk i have a numb of number of items and the first is authorizing the-off real estate for 17th and folsome street park project and i also have a memoriam for man we will spain rod drying guess and he was one of the district's most colorful andby loved artist and is with robert crumb influenced generations of cartoonists and not only in the mission but throughout the city and born in new york to an italian artist mother mr. rod drying g
of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project during the time when the project was at a stand still for a number of reasons, largely due to budget issues. and at the time we were asked to consider an alternative design using concrete rather than the scheme that was potentially planned for previous to that, which was a steel frame structure that used hydraulic dampers to control seismic motion. >> so, i met with my team. we worked hard. we came up with a great idea. let's take out the heavy steel structure, let's put in an innovative vertical post tension concrete structure, great idea. we did that. a lot of other things. and we came up with a price of 140 million. so, we achieved that goal. and, so, when we first started looking at the building, it was going to cost a lot of money. because of the way it was being built, we could only get 12 floors. we wanted more space for our employees. we ended up going and saying, okay, if we do a concrete building instead, which was web core's id
the united states is made up. that is how you work. north and south vietnam, for instance. they divide people so that the pressure will not be on them. that is how i see the system. i see it in prison, how they divide inmates. it is scary if inmates unite, and they do not like that. when i first come to prison, it will be a big thing if i went and sat with the blacks. it would be a big think if they caucasian sat with the asians. we only did that one time, where everybody got together, and we got what we wanted. when you unite, you can conquer. [applause] >> next question is for the commander. how can they community-based organization contact the task force for speaking engagements? >> if you call and ask to speak to jim miller. >> is there any effort to formalize the relationship with a community-based organization? >> right now, we do not have that effort in place. it is a good idea, it is something that we have talked about. it is important for us to understand what the cbos are doing. it is important for them to have specific training for their individuals. they should also have some guid
is 15 times that of other wealthy nations. in 2008 japan had 11 people killed with guns. the united states had 12,000. in 2012 the entire united kingdom population of 64 million had 35 gun deaths. the city of chicago alone had 500. how can mr. lapierre be right when he says the only answer to the exponential rate of firearm homicides in this country is more firearms? >> look at the rate of gun homicides in states like texas where gun control is not a factor and people can carry concealed weapons. the rate is very low. you look at cities -- you made my point. >> i don't think i have, sir. we think of aurora, colorado, we think of the oregon shopping mall shooting. but you were going to -- >> i was -- >> one minute, mr. ward. >> fortunately, we live in a world where there is such a thing as math and statistics and the statistics have shown quite clearly, the highest rate of gun deaths in the country would be louisiana. louisiana also happens to have the least gun regulations. illinois, where chicago sits and people love to cite chicago, chicago is a city where they have a myriad of pr
notification of the chaplain person, but the unit owns that responsibility for the family and for the loved ones extended. and so what would happen, particularly in a war where the unit stays forward, but the fallen, the remains come home, in fact, it often felt annie and other wives to gather around the widow or the widower in the case, whatever the case may be, and to show them the kind of support that is so necessary. >> sean: you tell a story in the book about a young soldier that you met whose father was a ranger and died under your command and it was a pretty touching exchange, you explain. tell us that story. >> it was christmas eve 2009 and command sergeant major mike hall and i who is here tonight, we were travelling to as many bases, small out of the way bases to soldiers, and we were flying and two helicopters with a small team and we arrived at one small, looking fort in afghanistan with about 70 total soldiers, afghans and americans, out of wait places. as we came in, there were some small christmas decorations inside the huts and we went inside and thanked the soldiers for wha
in uniform and he's been in battle, and he understands war is a last resort and the united states will put all options on the table and will become involved militarily when it needs to become involved, but we have to understand what the implications of that are, and he understands that personally. and i think that he represents the vast majority of military leaders in that regard. >> you know, david, one follow on this. in an interview in march of this year, chuck hagel talking about a war, he said they escalate, they always do and they always will. i don't think we're necessarily locked into two options. in a sense it was a very wise thing to say. sometimes we create false choices, war or no war. is he being nuanced and thoughtful? >> we all want to avoid war in iran. everybody wants to avoid that. it is really a bad option. but to what doug just said, secretaries of defense do not merely execute orders from the president. they are conduits -- they advise the president, and they shape the options that are available to the president. some information reached the president, other informatio
to american spehr convenience abroad. he's i think very skeptical that the united states, when it exercises its force abroad, is doing the right thing, is helping the good. >> you can say that about a man who volunteered to go to vietnam? >> i don't think that's a relevant issue. i think it's quite noble and honorable that he did so. i think if you asked his friend, say, senator mccain, who also went to vietnam and suffered quite horribly, they have a different view about the exercise. >> fair enough. about american power. ifill: do you think that that vietnam experience and how it has influenced whatever his thinking is today is a good thing or a bad thing? >> i would say in senator hagel's case it has been a profound... it has had a profound impact on him. he's the first generation of what you might call the vietnam syndrome. he's scared of the use of force abroad. i would just suggest that since world war ii i think the order that we have known, the prosperous more or less peaceful order that we have known as been because of the exercise of american power abroad. i think senator hagel wa
the evidence. of course, there is another option, republicans could just do what the congress of the united states is supposed to do. they could pay the bills it has racked up. and if it wants to pay fewer bills in the future and spend less money it can cut spending or raise taxes, which it writes the next budget. you know, the time you're supposed to do that. you know the way we have been doing it for the entire rest of the nation's history before john boehner and the republicans took over the house. during the entire rest of the nation's history when we never came close to purposely faulting on our deletes when we weren't a ludicrous banana republic? >>> hagel for defense chief. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with president obama, this country's commander in chief. start with that fact, will you? it's his job to defend this country. and he's done a pretty good job of doing it, don't you think? well, the commander in chief said today he wants a former vietnam enlisted guy to be his secretary of defense, a guy who can't wa
the benefit of the united states guarantee on their performance. they live or die by the fact whether you pay your mortgage or you don't. because of that, those securities, by the way, trade at markets. they do not trade as far. they reflect the fact that there are huge problems in that community. i brought one slide, and right now's a perfect time to put the slide up. so just to frame this, to frame this, so i can see it here, that's okay. um, this is one, an adaptation from one page in fannie mae's third quarter 10q. so this is the united states government's view of the plf sector. this is with respect to that portion of the bonds that they own. longer discussion of why frank may owns any of these bonds at all, but they do own some of those bonds. and they now tell us what they think about the underlying mortgages. and these are the numbers you want to look at. fannie mae says that there's about $28 billion on their balance sheet, exposure to mortgages, in this sector. they expect a 50% default rate. this isn't before, this is going forward on their existing holdings, 50% default rate. and
and voted for the job by the united states senate. >> tell us a bit more about what goes to war against him, why they're against it. >> -- what those who are against them, why they are against him. >> some have caused him to have to apologize for the statements. he has been insensitive to the gay lesbian and transvestite community with a comment he made about a proposed selection a few years ago. of course, there are some who believe he is not strong enough behind the state of israel in terms of protecting its from iran. >> is a likely to do anything different to bring anything different to the floor on that issue? >> chuck hagel brings a lot to the floor and a lot to the entire defense portfolio. he is a unique person. he served as an infantry riflemen in vietnam. he would be the first sergeant ever to move up the ranks to secretary of defense. he seems to be someone more concerned about ensuring that as we operate overseas, we operate as members of a coalition rather than unilateral action. i think he brings a perspective and a well known streak of independence to the job. it will be inte
because the average single person over 65 has median income of about $18,000. over half of the units, a 65- years old and older, are central as opposed to couples. the couple's median income is only $44,000 so you cannot expect to get huge amounts of money by shifting costs on to them. >> i will give the audience a chance to ask a few questions. there will be microphones taken around and i would like you to wait until you get a microphone and please introduce yourself and make it a question and not a speech. right back here -- >> i am and dick miller -- what does anybody up there think about [inaudible] i understand the labels and expectations of having people in both houses of congress trying to work across the aisles, people in more of the middle. >> there are many bipartisan groups the deployed around. everyone on this panel has participated in some of them. do you see any opportunities at all coming from the stacse? >> ultimately, it is the only way out what we see in the congress is continued polarization and erosion of the blue dog democrats, the moderate democrats and we see, unfort
these cases, the investigators, the criminalists in our unit. >> reporter: the d.a.'s office reopened its cold case unit only back in 2010, and so that is being credited with helping make the arrest of this 22-year-old homicide here in the city of mountain view. neither family members for the victim or the suspect were in court today and the prosecutor says because she fought back, the victim was able to lead prosecutors to the suspected killers. live in mountain view, i'm damian trujillo. >>> police are searching for three suspects who stole a pet grooming van and crashed it into a south san jose business. the driver lost control of the shopping center and crashed into a smoke shop. happening around 6:30 this morning. the suspect then took off on foot, abandoning the van, moments after the crash. >> they were partying inside the van. they had alcohol. probably a dui and that probably contributed to them losing control of the van and running into a business here. >> police found 12 packs of beer, evidence that could help identify them. the crash caused major damage to the store. luckily, thoug
of israel. he has not been a friend to israel, and in my view the united states should stand unshakably with the nation of israel, and he has consistently advocated weakness with respect to our enemies. >> chuck hagel, if confirmed to be secretary of defense, would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. he has long severed his ties with the republican party. this is an in-your-face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. >> well, john mccain a fellow vietnam war vet, he released a statement after today's announcement saying, quote, chuck hagel served our nation with honor in vietnam, and i congratulate him on this nomination. i have serious concerns about the positions senator hagel has taken on a range of critical national security issues in recent years. you listen to some of this vitriol, it's like he's charles lindberg or something. i have been to israel so many times. you have doves in the community over there, you have moderates, people like perez who is almost godly in his love for peace. yo
and they just isolate the united states. joining me now, retired army colonel jack jacobs and also politics reporter for "roll call." colonel, i'll start with you in this discussion. many people talked about the dynamic of the confirmation hearing and you have john mccain who once praised chuck hagel, even saying that he could be secretary of state. now going after this war hero, two war heroes, if you will, together and what will likely not be a glorious moment but to give us all pause. what do you make of the dynamic here? much of the praise of john mccain and the credibility is the fact he served and same is said for chuck hagel? >> there's a lot of things at work here. one of them is the senate's opportunity to assert itself in an environment of which the president's won re-election and they don't want him to do anything he wants. they're also very muched concerned generally about what hagel probably intends to do and that is to continue panetta's effort to streamline the pentagon and make budget cuts. those who are in favor of a strong defense are against that and therefore against hag
working on this project on july of 2008. we had two, two-unit buildings proposed on this site and we met with the east slope design review board, the design review board, we did a number of meetings with them, initially before they even filed the building permit. after we filed the building permit we made modifications to the design and filed with the planning commission and we were asking for a parking variance so we could keep the square footage of the building so it could accommodate the two, two-unit buildings. we were asked at that meeting to avoid doing a variance and reduce the size of the building. we have gone from 4 units to 2 units and now it's single families, we have lost over 1700 square feet, we have gone through a number of meetings with neighborhood and all that discussing the facade and the bulk of the building. . >> so when were those meetings that you held with the neighborhood. >> initially on july 28, i actually have a chronology, i can share that with you. july 28 of 2008, we meet again on august 11 of 2008, we filed a building permit in december of 2009, then,
, mandating the most aggressive green building standards for private construction anywhere in the united states. and showcasing them in this new building. >> the city for the sfpuc, it was critical that the building stay as a lead building. the easiest thing to do to cut out millions of dollars, let's just go from lead platinum to lead gold. but that wasn't the objective. this needed to be the best example of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project during the time when the project was at a stand still for a number of reasons, largely due to budget issues. and at the time we were asked to consider an alternative design using concrete rather than the scheme that was potentially planned for previous to that, which was a steel frame structure that used hydraulic dampers to control seismic motion. >> so, i met with my team. we worked hard. we came up with a great idea. let's take out the heavy steel structure, let's put in an innovative vertical post tension concrete structure, great idea.
federal officials to do more, along with the president of the united states and congress to act. and, in fact, i joined over 750 other mayors across this country, using social media and the technology that's available to us today to signal a demand to our congress that we really need a plan and a plan and an action to follow that, to ban these assault weapons and to make sure that we do everything we can to create a higher level of safety throughout the country. assault weapons and the types of things that we've seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil really have no place, in the home or in the schools or in our streets. and, so, with that we ask ourselves what we can do locally. i also want to recognize the three state senators, senator de leon, state senator leland yee and state senator ted gains, all three of which are sponsoring some five different pieces of state legislation aimed at banning assault weapons and munitions, getting higher levels of background checks and registries, and also i think senator gains is attempting to also make sure that those that
cooperate. i manual what would have happened if the president of the united states would have picked up the phone and called the prime minister to say this is a priority for the country. >> bret: do you think the administration that the national security effort of the administration is going after those responsible for the benghazi libya attack? >> it doesn't seem that way. they seem to be getting the episode behind them. i don't think we should change the talking point -- clarify the talking points that susan rice leading up to the al-qaeda. i've told three stories. director of national intelligence said they changed the talking point. f.b.i. said no, it might have been us. because of ongoing criminal investigation. the final answer believes the c.i.a. may have changed the talking point deleting references to al-qaeda. i'm not going to confirm john brennan or anyone else until the administration shares information with the congress about who deleted references to al-qaeda three weeks before the election. i think it was purposefully done and i want to know who did it before we move forw
that if he makes it through the nomination process? >> this is an easy question. feeling the united states, respecting any decision by the president and congress. we expect our friends out of the israeli position. ashley: can we bring in liz claman? in las vegas at the consumer electronic show. take it away. liz: thank you for joining us. a lot of israeli companies, israel is a very fertile area for the entrepreneur. that is why companies like yahoo and intel and microsoft advanced micro devices go in and set up shop because israel is an opportunity. but he has spoken about how inflation is so unbelievably high, the taxes are very high. what are you going to do as finance minister to really make it a better and more conducive atmosphere for the entrepreneur in israel? >> 1.4%, this was the index. as mentioned before, the economy is still growing and relatively good speed, it was mainly, mainly due to increasing investments in the economy in israel since the beginning of 2010 investment was close to 24%. helping us create many, many new jobs and to overcome the global crisis relatively in g
no income tax credit to build five units of housing, and that is not going to change the system. but that is where people are. and that is where i start. for the last four years, i have been working with the widest, most conservative part of the labor movement. i have been working with them to try to get young black and latino kids of color into the building trades so they can become the green work force of the future. the building trades, spent as they are, conservative as they are, operate 1200 job training centers in the construction trades and it is the second-largest job-training mechanism outside of the u.s. navy. and guess what? they are actually in a coalition with youth build, with many other organizations that train high-school dropouts, inner-city kids, working together for the last four years to say, how do we change? how do we improve? the national leadership of the building trades has gone across 350 cities in the u.s., trying to convince locals at the need to change and have a new vision about how to grow a labor movement. that is encouraging to me. we have to do
of the united states is supposed to do. they could pay the bills it has racked up. and if it wants to pay fewer bills in the future and spend less money it can cut spending or raise taxes, which it writes the next budget. you know, the time you're supposed to do that. you know the way we have been doing it of the nation's history before john boehner and the republicans took over the house, during the entire rest of the nation's history when we never came close to purposely faulting on our deletes when we weren't a ludicrous banana republic? the last word for tonight. the ed show is up next. >> good evening and welcome to new york. the republicans are whining about the president's choice for defense secretary. tonight a reminder of who won the election and why this is the perfect guy. let's get to work. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot. >> president obama nominates chuck hagel as defense secretary, and conservatives are fuming. >> positions that he has taken over the years will be, i think very much a matter of discussion. >> this is an in-your-face
would not use the 2005 round as a guide. it was more transferring units around. a fair amount of forest protection efforts that were quite costly, although we will get savings. take a while before we break even. the best i can do is some rough history. if you look at the 93 and 95. i believe those were the two, the average savings once we were fully in place is two to 3 billion per year, and i think that is probably realistic if we get base closure authority to see that again. we would -- before we know for sure we would have to go through the process of going to every base and installation and organization and asking for data and making specific decisions and then letting the commission review them and make the choices. but i think there are more savings to be had commendably both in terms of dollars and the terms of civilian personnel command of the congress wants us to hold down defense spending and as they have said, that one has to reduce the number of spending personnel, the need to give us authority to move ahead with infrastructure consolidation. >> to more questions. >> you tal
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